Alan Whitehead: Isles of Scilly Life List BOU, All records Record(s) 1 to 229 of 229 total. Seq. Species Scientific Name Date Location Comments 1 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 2 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 3 Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus 4 Brent Goose Branta bernicla 5 Canada Goose Branta canadensis 6 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 7 Greylag Goose Anser anser 19/10/2020 8 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 9 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 10 Mute Swan Cygnus olor 11 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 12 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 13 Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata 23/10/2020 14 Garganey Spatula querquedula 22/10/2013 Tresco 15 Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors 28/10/1999 St Mary's 2 birds 16 Shoveler Spatula clypeata 17 Gadwall Mareca strepera 18 Wigeon Mareca penelope 19 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 20 Black Duck Anas rubripes 25/10/1996 Tresco 21 Pintail Anas acuta 22 Teal Anas crecca 23 Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis 24 Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina 25 Pochard Aythya ferina 26 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 3 records. 27/10/1999, 20/10/2000, 25/10/2005 27 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 28 Scaup Aythya marila 29 Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis 27/10/1999 Tresco 1st winter male, fem 30 Eider Somateria mollissima 31 Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata 29/11/2019 32 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 33 Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 34 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 29/10/2010 35 Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor 24/10/1999 Bryher 36 Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica 23/10/1999 St Mary's 37 Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus 16/10/2019 Lower Moors, St Mary's, IOS I've waited a loooooong time for this 1! 38 Rock Dove Columba livia 39 Stock Dove Columba oenas 40 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 41 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 26/10/2003 St Mary's 42 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 43 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 44 Sora Porzana carolina 19/10/1991 St Mary's IOS 45 Spotted Crake Porzana porzana 29/10/2008 46 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 47 Coot Fulica atra 48 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 49 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 27/10/1999 50 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 51 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 52 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 53 American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica 26/10/2008 St Mary's 54 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 55 Dotterel Charadrius morinellus 23/10/1997 56 Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda 26/10/1999 St Mary's 2 birds on the airfield. Also a single bird seen on St Mary's 26/10/2011 57 Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 58 Curlew Numenius arquata 59 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 60 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 28/10/2003 Tresco 61 Turnstone Arenaria interpres 62 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 25/10/2005 63 Sanderling Calidris alba 64 Dunlin Calidris alpina 65 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 20/10/2002 66 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis 67 Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis 29/09/2004 St Mary's 1 record of 3 birds 68 Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 23/10/2011 69 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 30/10/2002 St Agnes 2 birds 70 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus 71 Snipe Gallinago gallinago 72 Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata 22/10/2011 Lower Moors, St Mary's 73 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 22/10/2020 74 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius 27/10/2010 St Agnes, IOS 75 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 28/10/2003 Tesco 76 Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria 20/10/2000 St Mary's 77 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes 23/10/2011 Tresco, Isles of Scilly 78 Redshank Tringa totanus 79 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 15/10/2021 Tresco. 1 record 80 Greenshank Tringa nebularia 81 Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor 30/09/2004 St Martin's 82 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 83 Sabine's Gull Xema sabini 26/10/2002 St Mary's 84 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 85 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus 86 Common Gull Larus canus 87 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 88 Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 29/10/2020 St Agnes 89 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides 16/06/2021 90 Herring Gull Larus argentatus 91 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis 28/10/2020 Morning Point 92 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 93 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 28/10/2002 St Mary's 94 Great Skua Stercorarius skua 20/10/2000 St Mary's 95 Common Guillemot Uria aalge 96 Puffin Fratercula arctica 16/06/2021 97 Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 28/10/1999 98 Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica 99 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 100 Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 101 Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus 26/10/2002 102 Gannet Morus bassanus 103 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 104 Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 105 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 22/10/2020 106 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 107 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 30/10/2020 2 birds on Tresco 108 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 109 Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 20/04/2015 Bryher, IOS 110 Great White Egret Ardea alba 26/10/2012 St Mary's IOS 111 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 112 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 113 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 114 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 115 Buzzard Buteo buteo 116 Barn Owl Tyto alba 26/10/2003 St Mary's 117 Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus 29/10/2008 St Mary's 118 Long-eared Owl Asio otus 26/10/2003 St Mary's 119 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 120 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 121 Wryneck Jynx torquilla 122 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 24/10/2011 St Mary's 123 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 124 Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus 16/06/2021 125 Merlin Falco columbarius 126 Peregrine Falco peregrinus 127 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 3 records. 2001, 2006, 2008 128 Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 29/10/2003 St Martin's 129 Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus 27/10/2011 St Mary's 130 Magpie Pica pica 131 Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax 29/11/2019 2 birds flew West across Old Town Bay 132 Jackdaw Coloeus monedula 133 Carrion Crow Corvus corone 134 Hooded Crow Corvus cornix 26/10/1991 135 Raven Corvus corax 136 Coal Tit Periparus ater 137 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus 138 Great Tit Parus major 139 Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus 24/10/2012 Tresco IOS 140 Skylark Alauda arvensis 141 Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla 21/10/2006 142 Swallow Hirundo rustica 143 House Martin Delichon urbicum 144 Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 26/10/2002 St Mary's 145 Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 146 Pallas's Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus 147 Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi 20/10/2000 St Mary's 148 Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus 27/10/2010 St Mary's 149 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 150 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 151 Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola 26/10/2006 St Mary's 152 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 23/10/2006 St Mary's 153 Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum 30/10/2002 St Mary's 154 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 155 Booted Warbler Iduna caligata 21/10/2006 St Mary's 156 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta 26/10/2002 St Mary's 157 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 158 Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria 19/10/1991 St Mary's 159 Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca 23/10/2012 blythi St Mary's 160 Western Subalpine Warbler Curruca iberiae 21/10/2001 St Mary's 161 Spectacled Warbler Curruca conspicillata 21/10/2000 Tresco 162 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla 163 Goldcrest Regulus regulus 164 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 165 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 26/10/2011 Carreg Dhu Gardens, St Mary's 166 Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus 4 records. 1991, 2000, 2006, 2007 167 Starling Sturnus vulgaris 168 Grey-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus 19/10/1991 St Mary's 2002, 2008 169 Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus 29/11/2019 Kittydown, St Mary's, IOS 170 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus 2 records. 2002, 2005 171 Blackbird Turdus merula 172 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 173 Redwing Turdus iliacus 174 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 175 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 2 records. 2003, 2006 176 American Robin Turdus migratorius 22/10/2006 Tresco 177 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 19/10/2021 1 record 178 Robin Erithacus rubecula 179 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 180 Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos 181 Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus 13/10/2015 St Agnes, IOS 182 Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva 5 records. 1991, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007 183 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 23/10/2001 184 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 185 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 186 Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius 17/10/2019 Peninnis Head, St Mary's, IOS 187 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 188 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 189 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 190 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 26/10/1991 Gugh 191 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 192 Dunnock Prunella modularis 193 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 194 Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 25/10/2009 Tresco 195 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 196 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 197 Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi 198 Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii 23/10/2006 St Mary's 2 more seen 199 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 200 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 201 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 202 Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 25/10/2003 St Mary's 2 more seen on Scilly 203 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus 204 Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens 26/10/1996 St Mary's 205 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 206 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 207 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 208 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 209 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 3 records. 2001, 2005, 2008 210 Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus 2 records. 2 in 1991, 2000 211 Greenfinch Chloris chloris 212 Linnet Linaria cannabina 213 Common (Mealy) Redpoll Acanthis flammea 1 record of 10 birds in 1991 214 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret 215 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 216 Serin Serinus serinus 2006, 2009 217 Siskin Spinus spinus 218 Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus 219 Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis 220 Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 23/10/2014 Troy Town, St Agnes 221 Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla 1991, 2005 222 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus 223 Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla 28/10/2004 St Mary's Great get! 224 Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis 22/10/2011 Shooters Pool, Lower Moors Never thought it would stay long enough for me to connect...BRILLIANT!!! 225 Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia 25/10/1996 Tresco 1w Female 226 Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas 23/10/1997 St Mary's Took 3 days! 227 Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata 24/10/1997 Tresco 2005, 2007 228 Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus 25/10/2007 St Agnes, IOS 2nd record St Martin's, IOS 29/10/19 229 Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea 25/10/2020 St Agnes, IOS