ISLES OF SCILLY
HIGHLIGHTS: Bird of the month was a Rock Thrush on St Martin’s (6th-15th). A Red-throated Diver was in Porth Cressa and a Short-eared Owl at Porth Hellick (1st). The Iberian Chiffchaff reappeared in the Dump Clump, St Mary’s (2nd), when two Short-eared Owls were on Tresco and the first Puffins seen. A Purple Heron was on St Mary’s (3rd-4th). A Little Bittern was on Lower Moors (4th) and Porth Hellick (5th) where it was joined by two Purple Herons. A Stone-curlew was on Bryher (5th). One Purple Heron commuted between Lower Moors and Porth Hellick (6th-11th). Ring Ouzels were reported from most islands. A Western Subalpine Warbler was on St Agnes (9th-11th), with a Hoopoe there (9th-10th). A Garganey was on Lower Moors (9th). A Red-rumped Swallow was at Porth Hellick and a Wryneck on St Martin’s (10th). Another Red-rumped Swallow was on Tresco (11th). A Woodchat Shrike was on Tresco with a Pied Flycatcher on St Agnes and a Jackdaw on St Mary’s (12th). Another Wryneck was on St Martin’s (15th). A Little Tern was on Bryher (17th). A Marsh Harrier flew over Porth Hellick and the first Whinchat was on St Agnes (18th). A Wood Sandpiper was at Porth Hellick (from 19th), when the first Cuckoo was heard. A
Bee-eater flew over Middle Town towards Lower Town, St Martin’s (20th). The first Swift flew over St Martin’s (21st), when another Red-rumped Swallow was at New Grimsby. A Hoopoe was on St Agnes (21st23rd). A Purple Heron flew over St Mary’s and St Agnes (21st). A Pied Flycatcher was on the Garrison (22nd). Another Little Bittern was on Lower Moors (from 22nd). A Richard’s Pipit was on Bryher (23rd). Wood Warblers were at Trenoweth and on Bryher (23rd), when a Golden Oriole was on St Martin’s. Two Black-winged Stilts were on Lower Moors (23rd) then at the Great Pool Tresco (from 24th). A Short-toed Lark settled on the Airport before moving to Peninnis Head (23rd-30th). A Blue-headed Wagtail was in Lower Moors (23rd), with it, or another, on Tresco (24th). Golden Orioles were in Watermill (24th) and at Porth Hellick (26th). A Greylag was on Tresco (28th). A Hoopoe and Wood Warbler were at Lower Moors (29th). A Little Ringed Plover was on Lower Moors, a Black Kite over Porth Hellick and a Corn Bunting on St Mary’s (30th). Richard’s Pipits were on Bryher and St Martin’s (30th), with two Blue-headed Wagtails and a Grey headed Wagtail on Tresco.